Reuben Wesley Eddleman1,2

M, #1001, b. 22 March 1847, d. 26 June 1925

Family

Elizabeth Jane Lovel b. 1853, d. 1883
Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
     Reuben Wesley Eddleman was born on 22 March 1847 in Izard County, Arkansas. He was the son of David Eddleman (born in North Carolina) and Elizabeth (--?--) born in Georgia. He had five brothers.3,4,5 He was also known as Rube Eddleman6, as Rufus W.7

     Reuben Wesley Eddleman, 22, married Elizabeth Jane Lovel on 4 July 1869 in Valley Mills, Bosque County, Texas.1,2

     "At some point Reuben's little brother James, or Jim, also moved to Brown County, where he and Reuben were rock masons both there and later in Cisco. According to Laura Fay Duncan, there are still rock buildings that they built in that part of the country."8

     After his wife died of complications from measles in 1883, with her infant son dying shortly thereafter, "the oldest daughter, Georgia, was 13, and the responsibility of caring for her little brothers and sisters passed to her. In 1881, Reuben's brother Jim had moved with his family to Cisco, a newly established town in Eastland County, just to the north of Brown County. So Reuben moved his family to Cisco, too, with the idea that Jim's wife, Lucretia, might help out with the children. But since she had three daughters of her own, she didn't."5

     Reuben never married again but remained in Cisco where his children grew up. His daughter, Georgia, married in 1889 Joe Wilson and moved away, The rest of the children were probably still living with Reuben in 1893, when a tornado hit Cisco, destroying most of the town and killing twenty-eight people. According to Joe Wilson (Reuben's son-in-law and father of Laura Fay Duncan), "It took two years to build back the town after the storm, as very few of the buildings survived it."5

     Reuben Wesley Eddleman was in Masonry prior to his death.7

     Reuben Wesley Eddleman died of a heart lesion (mitral) on 26 June 1925 at age 78 in Cisco,3,7 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
Farmer5
187024 years of age. Also living in his household was Sarah Eddleman, age 30, also born in Georgia and so, perhaps, his sisterBosque County, Texas9
188034 years of age. Also enumerated with him besides his wife and Martha Ellen were the following children: G. E., age 9, daughter; W. N., age 8, son; M. A., age 6; daughter; and J. D., age 4, son.Byrds Store, Brown County, Texas10
Farmer10
190053 years of ageCisco, Eastland County, Texas11
Stone Mason11
192072 years of age, is widowed and living in his daughter's householdCisco, Eastland County, Texas12

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2012, memorial page for Martha Ellen Eddleman Turner (1878-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by PickledDuncan, maintained by PickledDuncan; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, EAatland County, Texas.
  2. [S2586] "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6Y5-N8N, entry for Reuben W. Eddleman and Eliza J. Lovel, 04 Jul 1869; citing Bosque, Texas, , reference p164; FHL microfilm 989,186, accessed 28 Jun 2017).
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Reuben Wesley Eddleman (1847-1925) at memorial page....
  4. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3Q1-1BX : accessed 28 Jun 2017), Rufus W Eddleman, 25 Jun 1925; citing certificate number 21396, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,920 Only provides date, not place, of birth.
  5. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information.
  6. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Martha Ellen Turner, 28 Dec 1958; citing Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, reference bk 144 cn 71701, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,624, accessed 31 Jan 2012. Index may link to the wrong death certificate, go to image 1656 of 3513 to see it.
  7. [S2608] "TX Deaths , 1890-1976," FamilySearch, Rufus W Eddleman, 25 Jun 1925; citing certificate number 21396, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,113,920, accessed 28 Jun 2017.
  8. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information from Laura Fay Duncan, age 93, in 1998 who was the granddaughter of Elizabeth Jane Lovell.
  9. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXG2-CYR ), entry for Reuben Eddleman, Texas, United States; citing p. 13, family 97, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,075, accessed 5 Aug 2018).
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFFP-B6W ), entry for R W Eddleman, Byrds Store, Brown, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 390B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1292; FHL microfilm 1,255,292, accessed 5 Aug 2018).
  11. [S5503] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3LR-W38 ): accessed 5 Aug 2018), R W Eddleman, Justice Precinct 6 Cisco town, Eastland, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 61, sheet 4A, family 63, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,629.
  12. [S72] "1920 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, 241 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 118, Sheet 5B, dwelling 90, family 103, Ellen Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Elizabeth Jane Lovel1

F, #1002, b. 1853, d. 1883

Family

Reuben Wesley Eddleman b. 22 Mar 1847, d. 26 Jun 1925
Child
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
     Elizabeth Jane Lovel was born in 1853 in Fannin County, Texas. She was the daughter of John Van Zandt (which means she was married before she married Reuben at the age of 16 OR the informant made a significant error) and Mary Harrison.

According to Vernon Drewa's information, her parents were George and Sarah Lovell, both born in Tennessee.1,2,3

     Elizabeth Jane Lovel married Reuben Wesley Eddleman, 22, on 4 July 1869 in Valley Mills, Bosque County, Texas.1,4

     After their move to Brown County, a much wilder county on the frontier, they lived in a small log cabin. Laura Fay Duncan recounts what occurred shortly after their first child, Georgia, was born:
"There were no screens to the windows, and since their first child was born June 17 the windows were left wide open and the baby's cradle placed right underneath the window for comfort. One day Jane walked in to discover with horror an Indian man leaning through the window. Knowing full well that Indians often stole children, she began to scream. She frightened him away. The Indian was a Comanche."5

     The concern about Indian depredations was very real. "Homes were crude log cabins with meager furnishings. Supplies had to be hauled by ox teams from Round Rock or Fort Worth. Added to the inconveniences of an isolated life, the Indians were a constant source of danger. Ten times in the space of eighteen years Indian raids brought bloodshed in the county and in two such raids women and children were the victims. In addition to the loss of life, cattlemen lost both cattle and horses, one firm alone - Coggin and Parks - being practically eliminated as livestock owners in 1871. Indians were not, however, the only menace to safety and economic security. During the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, the frontier became a rendezvous for draft dodgers, adventurers, and lawless characters. These unsavory groups preyed on ranchmen, branding cattle, stealing hogs, and driving or riding great numbers of horses out of the county. Robbery was common. The stage coach from Fort Worth to Brownwood was held up and robbed between Comanche and Brownwood five times within two months in 1873. The John Wesley Hardin gang caused such losses in 1873 that the concerted effort of Brown county citizens hanged three of the gang and forced Hardin to leave the state."6

     "Brown County was settled more by ranchers than farmers, and they had to take their cattle to market (Abilene, Kansas) in long drives. Often several ranchers would combine their cattle, and the wives and families were left alone and unprotected for months at a time. On one such occasion, one of Jane and Reuben's neighbors heard a banging on her barred door one night. She called out, "Who is it?" several times. There was no answer. Badly frightened, she called, "Answer me or I'll shoot!" There still was no answer except the continued banging-so she shot through the door. Next morning she found a dead neighbor man on her doorstep. He had been drunk and, knowing she was alone, had intended to molest her.

One of Jane's relations, Jim Lovell, was killed by Texas Rangers who had been called in to keep small ranchers from cutting fences that the large ranchers had put around the water holes." This fencing of the open range and all the trouble it caused, along with the killing of Jim Lovell, is explained in greater detail in the cited article.7

     Elizabeth Jane Eddleman died of complications from measles in 18838,3 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.8

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
1870as Jane and 18 years of ageBosque County, Texas9
188027 years of ageByrds Store, Brown County, Texas10

Citations

  1. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2012, memorial page for Martha Ellen Eddleman Turner (1878-1958) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by PickledDuncan, maintained by PickledDuncan; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, EAatland County, Texas.
  2. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3ZN-BL9 : accessed 28 Jun 2017), Elizabeth Jane Eddleman, 21 Feb 1958; citing certificate number 11079, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,251 States she was born on 27 Oct 1869 which is several months after her marriage record.
  3. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information.
  4. [S2586] "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973," index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6Y5-N8N, entry for Reuben W. Eddleman and Eliza J. Lovel, 04 Jul 1869; citing Bosque, Texas, , reference p164; FHL microfilm 989,186, accessed 28 Jun 2017).
  5. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing this information. Note: Laura Fay Duncan was the daughter of Georgia Elziabeth Eddleman and Joe Wilson so she was telling a story about her grandmother in 1998 when she was 93.
  6. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren citing "The Closing of the Frontier in Brown County," published in 1930 in the journal of the West Texas Historical Society, a copy of which can be found in the Barker Library at the University of Texas in Austin.
  7. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 with an ahnenfatel of Beverly Gail Wren containing stories from Laura Fay Duncan, who was living in 1998 at age 93 and the granddaughter of Jane Lovell as well as citing "The Closing of the Frontier in Brown County," published in 1930 in the journal of the West Texas Historical Society, a copy of which can be found in the Barker Library at the University of Texas in Austin.
  8. [S2702] Find A Grave. Memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Lovell Eddleman (1853-1883) at memorial page....
  9. [S5500] "United States Census, 1870," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXG2-CYR ), entry for Reuben Eddleman, Texas, United States; citing p. 13, family 97, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,075, accessed 5 Aug 2018).
  10. [S5497] "United States 1880 Federal Census," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFFP-B6W ), entry for R W Eddleman, Byrds Store, Brown, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 24, sheet 390B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1292; FHL microfilm 1,255,292, accessed 5 Aug 2018).

Herman Shuford Turner1

M, #1003, b. 5 September 1901, d. 22 August 1914
Relationship4th great-grandson of Terisha Turner
FatherNeal Waskom Turner2 b. 18 Feb 1879, d. 22 Aug 1914
MotherMartha Ellen Eddleman3 b. 17 Nov 1878, d. 28 Dec 1958
Herman Shuford Turner as a baby
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
     Herman Shuford Turner was born on 5 September 1901, son of Neal Waskom Turner and Martha Ellen Eddleman, in Texas.4,2

     Herman Shuford Turner drowned although his father tried to same him and two other boys, all of whom drowned, on 22 August 1914 at age 12 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas,5,2 and was buried on 24 August 1914 in Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.2,3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19108 years of ageMeridian, Bosque County, Texas6

Citations

  1. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner.
  2. [S2608] "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXCY-ZJ3 : accessed 3 Sep 2009), Herman Turner, 22 Aug 1914; citing Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, reference cn 17354, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,051,129.
  3. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 28 Jun 2017, memorial page for Herman S. Turner (1901-1914) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by PickledDuncan, maintained by PickledDuncan; citing Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.
  4. [S245] Cawyer, Shirley Brittain and Hudson, Weldon I.Cawyer, Shirley Brittain and Hudson, Weldon I., compiler. Eastland County, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, III (n.p.: S.l., 197?), page 39.
  5. [S245] Cawyer and HudsonCawyer and Hudson. Eastland Co., TX Cems., III, page 39, The place of death comes from Vernon Drewa and a newspaper notice..
  6. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2MY-9HF ), entry for Neal W Turner, Meridian, Bosque, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 4A, family 77, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1533; FHL microfilm 1,375,546, accessed 5 Aug 2018).

Edith Wilson Turner1

F, #1004, b. 12 September 1906, d. 18 March 2002
Relationship4th great-granddaughter of Terisha Turner
FatherNeal Waskom Turner2 b. 18 Feb 1879, d. 22 Aug 1914
MotherMartha Ellen Eddleman2 b. 17 Nov 1878, d. 28 Dec 1958

Family

Gerald Craig Wren b. 27 Sep 1899, d. 16 Jan 1979
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
     Edith Wilson Turner was born on 12 September 1906, daughter of Neal Waskom Turner and Martha Ellen Eddleman, in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.1

     Edith Wilson Turner, 21, married Gerald Craig Wren, 28, on 23 January 1928 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.1

     "I, Edith Wilson Turner Wren, was born Sept 12, 1906 at Cisco, Eastland Co., Texas in the home of my Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wilson, for whom I was named.

My earliest memory is when I was about 3 or 3 1/2 years old. We had a picket fence around our yard, and I was sitting up on top of the gate post when I remembered seeing a man walking by with his dog--the biggest one I can imagine. It was white and was about half as tall as his owner.

My father was a Methodist preacher. He was assigned to the Eleventh Avenue M.E. Church at Corsicana, Texas. There the most horrible tragedy of my life occurred--I was 7 years old and watched my father, my 12 year old brother and one of his friends drown. My father had taken his Sunday School Class of 12 year old boys, my mother and me, on a picnic. We had crossed the small stream on to a sand bar where we expected to spread our lunch. Something happened to the last boat load of boys. The boat overturned and 3 boys swam to shore, but my brother and another boy could not swim. So my father, fully clothed, jumped in to save them. He was an excellent swimmer, but when both boys threw their arms around his neck, he couldn't break their death hold and the 3 of them drowned. It was a horrible sight to watch.

My mother and I moved back to Cisco, Texas, where my father and mother were married and I was born. We moved next door to mothers sister and her family. Mother "took in" boarders, mostly school teachers, and "took in" sewing. She must have been a very good manager ( my father had left her only a $3000.00 insurance policy).

Several years later she built a new house with 6 rooms upstairs that she still rented to school teachers, and 5 rooms downstairs where she and I lived.

I grew up with my Aunt (Momama), Uncle Joe and their 6 children who lived next door. They were like my own brothers and sisters.

I graduated from Cisco High School in 1924. Mama had been offered a job in a church in Waco, Tex., so I went to Baylor University my freshman year.

The next year Mama became the "housemother" for Mulkey Hall at Texas Woman's College in Fort Worth, Texas, where I earned my B.A. degree 2 1/2 years later. I was a member of the scholarship Society, Karssophian Literary society and the choral club. I helped to put myself thru T.W.C. by serving as secretary to Carl Venth, Dean of the Music Dept.

He was a famous violinist and I'll never forget my time with him. Later, he graciously played for our wedding when Gerald Wren and I were married at T.W.C. January 23, 1928. Dr. Humphrey Lee, President of Southern Methodist University officiated. Mrs. Ellen Jane Lindsay sang.

I had a unique experience in December of 1927. I had come home from T.W.C. for the Christmas Holidays. December 23rd the infamous "Santa Clause" bank robbery took place. Four men, one dressed as Santa Claus, robbed the bank and shot several innocent by-standers. One of them was a former boy friend of mine (Marion Olson), who was home from Harvard for the holidays. Our Chief of Police and one of his officers, George Carmicial was killed. My cousin, Laura Faye and I sang a duet at Chief Bedfar's funeral. That was a very sad Christmas for the whole town.

Gerald was Secy. of the Chamber of Commerce at Kaufman, Texas when we married. From there we moved to Mart, Texas, about 20 miles from Waco. I decided to go back to Baylor University and work on my Music Degree.

After several months, Gerald took a position in Lubbock, Texas. I stayed in Waco until the end of the year. Then, I went on to Lubbock.

Gerry Neal was born in Lubbock, March 19, 1931-during one of the worst sand storms they had in years.

We eventually moved back to Fort Worth where Beverly Gail was born February 2, 1936.

Gerald was very ambitious. He wanted to practice law but with a family to support, and no extra financial help, he couldn't go back to school. Instead, he went to night law school and got his "shingle". He still couldn't start a practice on his own, so he started work at Acme Brick Company and practiced law on the side.

I was active in church work (Polytechnic M.E.) and music circles. I served as President of the Harmony Club before I started teaching in the Ft Worth public schools, from which I retired in 1965.

We sold our house in Poly and bought in Arlington Heights in 1958, where I still live. We joined the Arlington Heights M.E. church where we both took active parts. I have been teaching the Friendship Class there for many years. I have also been teaching a Bible Class for women since 1973.

Gerald and I organized the "Dutch Dinners" in 1955. It was a group of 12 selected couples who liked good food and fellowship and to dance. Gerald loved to dance. We have met once a month since then. The group has lost several members to death, and moving away from Ft. Worth, but the 13 who are left still meet once a month.

A most traumatic event happened August 1, 1965. Gerald was supposed to retire. Gerald loved to fish, so he and Slim Kenzy had gone to Flat Top Ranch, near Clifton, Texas for a fishing trip, when Gerald was struck twice by a big rattle snake (reachers note: Since Slim was younger than Gerald, he suggested they switch ends of an overturned boat they were righting. They did and the end my father-in-law received had two rattlers breeding beneath it.) about 6 feet long near his left ankle. Slim rushed him to the hospital at Clifton where the Doctors did everything in their power for him. After 20 days, however, I hired an ambulance and brought him to Ft. Worth. The doctors did everything they could to save his leg, but the infections had spread so bad and so fast that they had to remove his leg above the knee. He learned to use his artificial limb very well.

We had planned to travel, when he retired, so as soon as he learned to walk pretty well--he got his new leg just before Christmas--Acme Brick gave him a retirement breakfast and a ship trip to the Caribbean. As soon as we got home from that we boarded a plane for Hawaii, where Gail and Vernon and the girls lived.

In 1962, when Gerald was President of the Downtown Lions Club, we went to the International Lions Club meeting in Paris, France. From there we toured Switzerland, Italy, Germany and England.

After his accident we made a trip thru the Scandinavian Countries. He enjoyed it thoroughly, but was reluctant to get too far away from home and doctors any more.

After Gerald died, I decided to go ahead and do the traveling as we had planned to do. I went back to Europe in 1980 for the Passion Play.

Since then I made a trip thru the British Isles; the southern trip around the world; later to Australia and New Zealand and twice to the Holy Land."3

     Edith Wilson Wren died on 18 March 2002 at age 95 in Fort Worth,2,4 and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
"FORT WORTH     Edith T. Wren, 95, a retired school teacher, died Monday,
March 18, 2002 in Fort Worth
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday i Greenwood Chapel. Entombment; Greenwood Mausoleum.
Edith T. Wren was born Sept. 12, 1906 in Cisco. Edith taught school for many years in Fort Worth and taught Sunday school for many years at Arlington Heights Methodist Church. She loved God and her family and was an example of strength and love for her entire family.

Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald C. Wren.

Survivors: Son, Gerry Wren and wife, Barbara, of Dallas; daughter, Gail Drewa and husband Vernon of Keller; grandchildren. Donna Itz and husband, Bruce, of Fredericksburg, Mike Wren and wife, Malynn, of Dallas, Patti Wren of Dallas, Karen Skrasek and husband, Johnnie, of North Richland Hills, Danna Elliott of Arlington, and Kristi Lucas and husband, Randy, of North Richland Hills; and 13 great-grandchildren."2,5

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
19103 years of ageMeridian, Bosque County, Texas6
192013 years of ageCisco, Eastland County, Texas7
193023 years of age and married for the first time at age 21Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas8

Citations

  1. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2012, memorial page for Edith W. Wren (1906-2002) at memorial page... Maintained by PickledDuncan (originally created by Paula and Mom); citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
  3. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Beverly Gail Wren with this information, originally provided in 1999.
  4. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Beverly Gail Wren with this information.
  5. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Beverly Gail Wren with this information citing Fort Worth Star Telegram, issue of 20 Mar 2002.
  6. [S5516] "United States Federal Census, 1910," index and images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (FamilySearch: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2MY-9HF ), entry for Neal W Turner, Meridian, Bosque, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 4A, family 77, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1533; FHL microfilm 1,375,546, accessed 5 Aug 2018).
  7. [S72] "1920 United States Federal Census," Eastland County, Texas, population schedule, 241 Township, Enumeration District (ED) 118, Sheet 5B, dwelling 90, family 103, Ellen Turner household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuest Online, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.
  8. [S2115] "1930 United States Federal Census," Lubbock County, Texas, population schedule, Lubbock Township, Enumeration District (ED) 152-9, Sheet 29B, dwelling 168, family 715, Gerald C. Wren household, digital images. ProQuest's HeritageQuestOnline, formerly accessed through participating libraries. HeritageQuest moved their census data to Ancestry.com in 2015.

Gerald Craig Wren1

M, #1005, b. 27 September 1899, d. 16 January 1979
Gerald Craig and Edith Wilson Turner Wren with their children

Family

Edith Wilson Turner b. 12 Sep 1906, d. 18 Mar 2002
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
     Gerald Craig Wren was born on 27 September 1899 in Ladonia, Fannin County, Texas.1

     Gerald Craig Wren, 28, married Edith Wilson Turner, 21, daughter of Neal Waskom Turner and Martha Ellen Eddleman, on 23 January 1928 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.1

     Gerald Craig Wren died on 16 January 1979 at age 79 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas,2 and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas. Gerald C. Wren's obituary from the Ft. Worth, Texas Downtown Lions Club:

" Longtime Fort Worth attorney, Gerald C. Wren, died Jan 16, 1979 at the age of 79. Mr. Wren attended Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University, and received his law degree from North Texas School of Law.

He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1938. He practiced law in Fort Worth until his death. Mr. Wren served as president of the Forth Worth Downtown Lion's Club from 1954 to 1955. He was also former president of the Blind Children's Service Center; former chairman of the Camp Carter Board; and former secretary -treasurer of Acme Brick Company. He was a member of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church.      Mr. Wren's son, Gerry N. Wren, is a practicing attorney in Dallas. Survivors include his wife, Edith Turner Wren, 5736 El Campo, Fort Worth, 76107; a son, Gerry N. Wren of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Drewa of Sherwood, AR; two brothers, Bob Wren and Allen Wren, both of Fort Worth; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild."

The following obituary is from the Ft. Worth Star Telegram:      GERALD C. WREN....
     former brick company officer

Funeral for Gerald C. Wren, 79, of 5736 El Campo will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Chapel with entombment in Greenwood Mausoleum Wren died Tuesday at All Saints Hospital. He was a native of Ladonia and had lived here 48 years. He was employed by the Acme Brick Co. 38 years and served as secretary-treasurer of the company several years before he retired in 1964. Wren was a member of the Arlington Heights United Methodist Church and was a former president of the Downtown Lions Club, president of the Blind Children's Service Center and a for member of the board of Managers of Camp Carter.

He was a Master Mason, a member of Polytechnic Masonic Lodge and the Moslah Shrine Temple and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Edith; a son Gerry N. Wren of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Vernon H. Drewa, Jr., of Monroe, Louisiana; two brothers, Robert Wren of Fort Worth and Allen Wren of Duncanville; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Henry W. Radde will officiate. Pallbearers: H.H. Kinzy, Charles Needham, Kirby Lyle, J.H. Hill, Omar Brandon, Roy Naugle.

Honorary pallbearers:
Troy Whiting, Lawrence Petterson, Clyde Pemberton, Frank Parrish, Chesley Gore, Members of the Men's Bible Class at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church.
Arrangements: Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd. at University.2,3

Census and Occupation

DateEnumeration and OccupationLocation
193030 years of age and married for the first time at age 28. Also living in his household was a servant, Lela Wilson, Negro, age 35Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas4
Staff Member, Chamber of Commerce who rents his home valued at $50 and owns a radio set.4

Citations

  1. [S230] Drewa, Vernon, "Email, Vernon Drewa," e-mail message from e-mail address to Toby Turner.
  2. [S2702] Find A Grave. Database and images; accessed 27 Sep 2012, memorial page for Gerald C. Wren (1899-1979) at memorial page..., photograph of grave by Paula and Mom, maintained by Paula and Mom; citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
  3. [S230] Drewa. Email, dated 7 Aug 2007 containing an ahnentafel of Beverly Gail Wren with this information.
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